Oscars: A Look at the Only 5 Films Ever Nominated in Every Technical Category

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Revenant' are only the fourth and fifth films ever to be simultaneously acknowledged in the seven areas — all of which have been swept by only one movie.

Throughout Academy Awards history, only five films have ever nabbed nominations in all seven technical categories.

Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant have become only the fourth and fifth films ever to be acknowledged in all the craft categories: cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design/art direction, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.

Even more so, only one film has ever before swept all seven of these categories.

So which three other films were able to nab this elusive set of nominations? See below for the three esteemed titles, and which awards each one actually ended up winning.

Hugo (2011)

The Martin Scorsese adventure film scored 11 nominations ahead of the 2012 Oscars, but ended up winning five: sound editing, production design, visual effects, sound mixing and cinematography. Film editing was won by The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and costume design was won by The Artist, which took home five Oscars, including best picture. 

Hugo was also nominated for best picture, directing, score (Howard Shore) and adapted screenplay (John Logan).

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

The Peter Weir action-drama starring Russell Crowe took on the 2004 Oscars with 10 nominations, but only went home with two: sound editing and cinematography. The other five technical categories were won by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which won in all 11 categories in which it was nominated, including best picture.

In addition to the seven craft categories, Master and Commander was nominated for best picture, directing and makeup.

Titanic (1997)

James Cameron's boat-set epic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet went into the 1998 Oscars with 14 nominations and won 11 (and was the second film ever to do so, after Ben-Hur), and became the first film to ever win the Oscar in every technical category.

Also the year's best picture winner, Titanic also took the categories for directing, score (James Horner) and original song (Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," with music by Horner and lyrics by Will Jennings). It was also nominated for best actress (Winslet), supporting actress (Gloria Stuart) and makeup.

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